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hover around (someone or something)

to hang or wait around someone or something. The mugger hovered around the side door to the theater, waiting for a victim. The birds hovered around the bird feeder.
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hover between something (and something else)

1. Lit. to float or hang between things. The helicopter hovered between the buildings and lowered a rescue chair. The hummingbird hovered between the blossoms, sipping from one and then the other.
2. Fig. to waver between choosing one thing and another. I hovered between chocolate and vanilla. Uncle Jed hovered between life and death for days.
See also: between, hover

hover over someone or something

1. Lit. to remain suspended over someone or something. The rescue helicopter hovered over the floating sailor. A huge blimp hovered over the football stadium.
2. Fig. [for someone] to stay close to someone or something, waiting, ready to advise or interfere. Please don't hover over me, watching what I am doing. I have to hover over this project or someone will mess it up.
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By building the world's most comprehensive and accurate database of physical properties, HOVER is creating the future of 3D property data.
Fire Investigator, Station Manager Mark Helliwell added: "Although hover board fires have recently hit the national headlines, this is the first one we have recorded in West Yorkshire.
Because as a distributor of a single manufacturer, Hover was just adding another layer and eating up margin on the product, which was already low to start with," said Puneet Gupta, associate director at IHS Automotive, in a Livemint report.
A mine this small, may not sink the vessel, or cause loss of life, but if it bends a shaft or damages a bearing, you still have a big problem," Hover said.
While attending an industry symposium, Bill bumped into the president of the Hover Devine, whom he knew from working on the helicopter rotor blade contract.
The Airchair hover craft allows single passengers to hop into a bumper-car-style vehicle that levitates just slightly above a small wood floor.
Tutt, Hover and another passenger, Andrew Michael Rosborough, 22, of Eugene, had all been drinking at Taboo, a downtown Eugene nightclub, with employees of KNRQ Rock 97.
If you're going to really have to hover and spend much time with staring sensors and zero-ground speed sensors, then you're going to want a hovering capability," said Schrage.
A club spokesman said: 'Coventry City Football Club can confirm that chief executive Graham Hover is currently on leave of absence until next Wednesday.
But the RNLI are hoping to have a new building for both the lifeboat and hover craft if the proposed pounds 70m Neptune redevelopment of New Brighton goes ahead.
When comparing my competitive Regional and National Brokerage entities vacancy rate reports with our subscription to listing services and available data, both counties hover between a 14 percent and 17.
Money was made available to Gary to bring in players he had identified but there are limits to work in,' said chief executive Graham Hover.
According to Bob Hover, K-J's transportation manager, a key element of that growth has been its strategic approach to transportation.
Developed last year, Eastman manufactures the HM19S2 and the HMl6R2, a pair of engine-powered hover mowers designed to be used at golf courses, park and recreation departments and any other application where difficult terrain may be present.
Attracts: hover flies, parasitic wasps, pirate bugs.